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    Default New Peanut lighter....

    I am not a smoker however while looking at one of my favorite older sites I saw the new split pea lighter. Could not find much on a search as far as specs and wondered if anyone has one of these. It claims to be the worlds smallest lighter and it is just facinating to me. I am thinking of buying one as 11 dollars sounds pretty good to me just to have one around the house.

    I am looking for details such as how long can it be stored with fuel and still operate and also is it really waterproof? I wonder how many strikes you can get from such a small fuel supply? Pretty cool item none the less and I also see they have the original version for 5 dollars which is about half as tall as the peanut.

    If something was to fail on a lighter of this simple design what would it most likely be? It seems to follow the K.I.S.S. approach very well and I am curious as to how rugged these are also......almost forgot the link....see below.

    http://www.countycomm.com/splitpea.htm

    Edit ... Just realized I was reading the cafe section when I posted this ...moving it to the gadgetry section now.
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    Is that an ARC in your pocket or are you just small like that?

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    Default Re: New Peanut lighter....

    Got myself a stainless peanut for Christmas just for grins. It should hold fuel a long time because of the o-ring and be completely waterproof, but I haven't really tested it. I noticed the split pea yesterday, but I don't think it would be that good, except as a novelty. The little peanut is hard enough to hold on to while striking. When I first went to fuel it the cylindrical part that surrounds the wadding separated from the striker top. I fixed it with some super glue, but that might not be very permanent. It also takes many tries to light it, but this may be mostly operator error. Warming in the pocket helps, and new flints could improve this, too.

    To be completely practical, it's probably not a good choice, just get some disposables at the dollar store. As a neat little gadget, I like it. If nothing else you've got a waterproof pill vial for your keychain.

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    I don't smoke, but I had a stainless peanut lighter on my keychain (not entirely sure if it was worth the extra weight, but I thought it was cool...), and it eventually it loosened itself enough to drop off somewhere unknown. Considered getting a replacement, but I wanted to figure out a solution to this problem first, before I did that. How would any of you suggest I keep it from loosening? Since the exterior surface is so smooth and slick, I wouldn't want to use even the weakest form of loctite, because it would probably be too difficult to open. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thank you!

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    To bad they don`t ship overseas.........................

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    If you use and fill a lighter regularly (e.g. you are a smoker), fluid lighters have their attractions. If you don't use them much and just want a lighter to stash away for occasional use, I think the fluid tends to dry up over time. You are better off with a disposable butane lighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by novice View Post
    I don't smoke, but I had a stainless peanut lighter on my keychain (not entirely sure if it was worth the extra weight, but I thought it was cool...), and it eventually it loosened itself enough to drop off somewhere unknown. Considered getting a replacement, but I wanted to figure out a solution to this problem first, before I did that. How would any of you suggest I keep it from loosening? Since the exterior surface is so smooth and slick, I wouldn't want to use even the weakest form of loctite, because it would probably be too difficult to open. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thank you!
    I'm not a smoker, so my peanut lighter only gets used very infrequently. (I carry a bic or other lighter if I KNOW I'll be needing a lighter.) All this said, I know the O-ring should keep the fluid from evaporating, but I wanted extra insurance, so I wrapped the seam with a couple turns of electrical tape. If I really need a lighter, it's not that much extra hassle to unwrap the tape. The tape also keeps the two pieces from unscrewing from each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lumafist View Post
    To bad they don`t ship overseas.........................
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    Default Re: New Peanut lighter....

    I might order a few for the sake of novelty...too much bics around
    How well does this 300 SS conduct heat? Building a lighter out of metal just sounds a bit...I dunno what the word would be, a word by definition would be "so senseless as to be laughable".

    Its hard to imagine the profits at $5
    http://www.countycomm.com/peanutlighter.htm

    The SS peanut comes to about $11
    http://www.countycomm.com/sslight.htm
    Same price for the split pea too
    http://www.countycomm.com/splitpea.htm

    Dang it, too many choices
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    WOOOW....!

    I can not thank you enough for that....

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    Quote Originally Posted by lumafist View Post
    WOOOW....!

    I can not thank you enough for that....
    No problem, we are on the same boat on getting gadget from CC.

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    yupps..!

    A petty though with CC...
    I`m trying to source a ECWS jacket that I had and they have both Gens...

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    I carry a peanut lighter and use it infrequently. The O-ring bit the dust after 3 months or so, but even without it, I only need to re-fill the lighter with fluid about once a month.

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    Over at the Every Day Carry Forums someone did a test of their peanut lighter to see how long it would last. The Peanut came in at a good long time for storing the lighter fluid.

    I am happy with my SS Peanut lighter.

    Light Fluid based lighter test.

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    Default Re: mine unscrewed and dropped off somewhere

    Quote Originally Posted by novice View Post
    I don't smoke, but I had a stainless peanut lighter on my keychain (not entirely sure if it was worth the extra weight, but I thought it was cool...), and it eventually it loosened itself enough to drop off somewhere unknown. Considered getting a replacement, but I wanted to figure out a solution to this problem first, before I did that. How would any of you suggest I keep it from loosening? Since the exterior surface is so smooth and slick, I wouldn't want to use even the weakest form of loctite, because it would probably be too difficult to open. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thank you!
    I have never had mine come lose. I always keep it snug up against the O-Ring.

    But for those worried about how long it stores lighter fluid and coming lose. You could try wraping a thin layer of Teflon tape on the threads, not only would this make it harder to unscrew itself. It would doubly seal the fluid in. Just don't use too much, a single wrap would probably suffice, and trim the excess.

    I have found the O-ring sufficient for keeping fluid in the lighter for months. I don't smoke and seldom use it. Had it for probably more than a year and it could probably use a new o-ring. If you over tighten the o-ring will deform and not make a proper seal.

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    Kevlar sewing thread, just the thing for a little man-croche:

    http://www.countycomm.com/KEVLAR.htm

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    You can buy the same lighter HERE at deal extreme for a fraction of the price and they offer free shipping. You can also purchase the same lighter HERE for much cheaper as well and I am sure shipping will be cheaper too. County Comm basically sells overpriced novelty trinkets and then they try to rape you with their shipping prices. They wanted to charge me $25.00 on shipping for a $12.00 item that was no bigger than a pack of chewing gum. No thank you.

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    When I saw peanut I just had to check it out being a Case peanut knife collector but then realized this was a case of describing it by size not form OH well thanks for the link.
    will work for peanuts

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    Default Re: New Peanut lighter....

    Quote Originally Posted by De-Lux View Post
    You can buy the same lighter HERE at deal extreme for a fraction of the price...........County Comm basically sells overpriced novelty trinkets.......
    In this particular case, price and quality do make a difference. I initiall tried the cheaper peanut lighters and was dissapointed. Although the interior of both units was similar and functioned about the same, the quality of the exterior case makes a world of difference. That's because the case limits the fuel evaporation which, in the end, determines whether the lighter will work when you need it or not. I tried everything I could think of with the cheaper lighters to get a better seal: better o-rings, teflon tape, silicone sealant. The lighter would still dry out after just a day or two. I finally just wrote off the idea of the peanut lighters. But after several months of hearing others write about how well they liked their ones from County Comm, I decided to give it another try. And there was a world of difference. For the slight increase in price, you get a better quality case. There's not really any design differences, but the overall build quality is definitely improved. And that little bit of extra attention on the build lets it keep a good seal to maintain the fuel supply through months of non-use. Being a non-smoker, mine only gets occasional use. Mostly to melt the ends of frayed strings.

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    Default Re: New Peanut lighter....

    I carried the small peanut lighter on my keychain until I left it on the picnic table at work (it was gone the next day). The smaller one does retain the lighter fluid due to the o-ring but it only lasts for less than 10 strikes, in my experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by De-Lux View Post
    You can buy the same lighter HERE at deal extreme for a fraction of the price and they offer free shipping. You can also purchase the same lighter HERE for much cheaper as well and I am sure shipping will be cheaper too. County Comm basically sells overpriced novelty trinkets and then they try to rape you with their shipping prices. They wanted to charge me $25.00 on shipping for a $12.00 item that was no bigger than a pack of chewing gum. No thank you.
    I bought a few from Deal Extreme and about half worked properly if at all. I would go with County Comm.

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    Default Re: New Peanut lighter....

    thought I throw this in here, lighthound is also starting to sell them: http://www.lighthound.com/Mini-Keych...er_p_4082.html

    EDIT: FYI, the lighter mechanism insert is identical to the countycomm peanut, I just tried it and its actually more snug than the insert it came with

    But the image is a really bad representation, the finish much more closely resembles hematite tumbled stones. Machining is okay, threads are rough and theres paint flakes on the inside, nothing a little spot cleaning couldn't remove.
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    Default Re: New Peanut lighter....

    I'm not a smoker. I have the full size peanut in SS from CC and I like it. The o-ring is great -- it makes this lighter 'Fill and Forget.' It is useless in the wind but that is a weakness that all lighters of this genre share. IIRC now CC has an o-ring kit for the peanuts and that's cool and cheap.

    I've also noticed that CC is now selling just a flint tube and wheel assembly for under $5. It's tiny and would be great for throwing sparks on tinder. The o-ring kit and flint wheel will definately go on my next CC order.

    ...They wanted to charge me $25.00 on shipping for a $12.00 item that was no bigger than a pack of chewing gum. No thank you.

    Don't buy just one thing from CC. I've ordered $125 from them and only paid $10.75 to them for shipping. I love their stuff and I often peruse their site putting a list in my head of things I will order all at once. I have never had any complaints about CC's shipping in all the years I've been ordering from them. Life is way too short to wait on DealExtreme.
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